January Diorama Addendum

Cancellation Notice: We are sorry to report that the productions of Shakespeare’s R&J by Joe Calarco w/ MODERN THEATER HOUSE MARIN Directed by Maria Calderazzo scheduled for February 7, 8, and 9th have been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience. Please keep an eye out for future postings and updates.

New program announcement: An Afternoon of Irish Poetry in honor of St. Patrick’s Day will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Loft, $5 admission.

A lively and lovely program of readings by Terry Phelan, a poet of Irish extraction living in San Rafael; Joseph Zaccardi, Marin Poet Laureate, of Fairfax; Richard Cruwys Brown, a poet living in Kentfield; and Abby Wasserman, a Mill Valley writer. Besides their own work, the poets will read from the work of William Butler Yeats, Seamus Heaney, former American Poet Laureate; Eavan Boland, a poet born in Dublin who is presently professor of English at Stanford University; and Galway Kinnell, American poet who won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Work by other Irish poets, possibly including Tess Gallagher, Paul Muldoon, and James Joyce, will round out the program. RSVP by March 12.

This program is looking for volunteers to usher at the door. If you are interested, please contact the OHCA office: office@ohanloncenter.org or 415-388-4331.

 

More Members’ News: Cayen Robertson is showing paintings and works on paper at: MPY (Marin Power Yoga), 135 Tunstead Avenue in San Anselmo, Ca. (415-683-1191) marinpoweryoga.com The exhibit will be up through Feb. 14, 2014

Congratulations to Deborah Sullivan! Her “Real and Imagined” show that opens February 4, 2014 in the O’Hanlon Gallery was covered in Sunday’s Pink section of the SF Chronicle! Please join us on February 4 from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Center’s Roundtable for the Arts dialogue, where Deborah will discuss her works, then stay from 6 to 8 p.m. for the reception!  The show was also tweeted by columnist Leah Garchik!  Check it out here:  https://mobile.twitter.com/leahgarchik/status/432307595706372096?screen_name=leahgarchik

Deborah’s “Real and Imagined” exhibit will be up until February 20, 2014.  Stop by to see it!

More Members’ Opportunities: Art Works Downtown in San Rafael is seeking artists for two exhibition spaces: The Donors’ Gallery at 1325 Fourth St. is a free, juried exhibit space on street level available to artists for solo shows and small group shows. Display Space: 75 linear feet. To apply: Submit an application for approval, short description of art to be shown, and examples of the works to shown in the form of a website or 5 jpeg images. Wall art or small sculptural work only. Approval: A small committee reviews proposals to ensure art is appropriate for a public corridor, children, and event atmosphere. Your proposal will be reviewed within 3 months.

Art Works Downtown’s Underground Gallery offers an intimate exhibition space available by monthly rental to artists for solo shows, small group shows, or installations. Dimensions: 198 square feet; 69’ linear wall space; 7’8” height. Rent: $225 per month.

For more information on both spaces, contact AWD: ph: 415-451-8119, email: info@artworksdowntown.org, www.artworksdowntown.org . 1337 Fourth Street San Rafael California 94901.

 

The Pirkle Jones Foundation will bestow its fourth individual $25,000 grant to an emerging or mid-career visual artist residing in Marin County by July 1st, 2014. Application and guidelines can be downloaded from the Pirkle Jones Foundation website (http://www.pirklejones.com/) or picked up at Smith Andersen North gallery in San Anselmo or the Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station. The grant is offered to support a promising artist and may be used for any purpose including living expenses. The deadline for application submittal must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2014. The award will be announced by June 15, 2014.

This grant is administered by the Marin Community Foundation. Please contact Maria Porter at MCF with questions. ph/fax: 415.464.2531|cell: 415.606.9987, email: mporter@marincf.org. 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato CA 94949. www.marincf.org

 

 

 

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Message from Michael Heacock, Board President: Thank you to everyone who voted to approve OHCA’s newest Board member Nicholas Casagrande. We are very much looking forward to working with him and starting 2014 with renewed energy.

 

Thank you too, to everyone who donated in response to our mailed winter fund appeal. There is still time to contribute! Remember, because we are a non-profit, 100% of any gift you make is a tax write-off for you. Just send in your donation using OHCA’s remit envelope, stop it by the OHCA office, or use our online donate page with your credit card: http://ohanloncenter.org/donate/ We thank you in advance!

 

We are moving forward with our deck replacement project! Engineering has begun, soon to be followed by permits, demolition, and reconstruction. Please speak with a Board member or Megan Wilkinson today about donation and recognition opportunities. Your name, or that of a loved one, could be permanently installed at O’Hanlon!

 

Another opportunity to donate is with AmazonSmile. Do you shop online? Designate O’Hanlon Center for the Arts as the non profit you’d like to support and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to OHCA! Contact Megan Wilkinson for more details about how you can give to OHCA using this program. We thank you in advance!

 

We’d also like to announce Loft Clean Up Day on Wednesday February 26, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop in any time during those hours and join OHCA volunteers in a day of tidying our communal work space. We need your help and input on how to maximize its usefulness! If you are an artist who uses the Loft and who stores your paintings and art supplies on the bottom floor, please pick up your items before then or we will move it as needed. Thank you!

 

Thanks too to those who attended the Annual Members’ Meeting on January 15. Highlights of our 2013 Year in Review are listed below, at the end of this newsletter.

 

February in the O’Hanlon Gallery: “Deborah Sullivan: REAL AND IMAGINED” January 28 to February 20, 2014. First Tuesday Opening Reception, February 4, 6 to 8 p.m.

 

On Tuesday, February 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., O’Hanlon Center for the Arts will present an open house and reception for its October exhibit “Deborah Sullivan: REAL AND IMAGINED.” The show runs through February 20, 2014.

 

Deborah Sullivan is a mixed media artist from the Bay Area. The upcoming exhibition at The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Gallery tilted REAL AND IMAGINED January 28th, thru February 20th, 2014 is a collection of new work evolving from, what Deborah says, is “the acutely consequential act of looking thru a view finder as a way of putting myself in conversation with something larger than myself…. and asking the question ‘Who Am I’?”

 

She continues, “Like most artists I think in pictures and find the camera the most elegant tool for the concepts and images I am drawn to creating. The language of the camera is visual and by changing the camera body, or a lens, the f stop, or shutter speed I change the dialect and feel; all are unique in their capture. In the space between setting intention and free falling into the unknown there is a huge playing field of exploration and discovery. It is always when I have made some deep intuitive connection to ‘something’, not yet visually articulated; followed the ‘right’ people, kept walking in the ‘right’ direction…. am I there to witness a moment worth considering……

 

Following the ‘capture’ my journey continues….using pigments, all digital resources, resin, wax, silk, and metal …the work cultures outside of the tyranny of traditional photographic concepts and presentation.

 

REAL AND IMAGINED is a body of work that reconsiders elements of photographs made over many years using many camera bodies and lenses…..some images having served time illustrating some concept…. or not; figures and backgrounds extracted and repositioned, families of characters reframed …abstracted from their original designated roles… creating new open ended narratives.” Deborah will also be having a second reception on Saturday, February 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.

 

February in the Loft Gallery: New Work from O’Hanlon Center’s Painter’s Forum The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Loft Gallery will present new multi-media artwork by members of its Painter’s Forum. This group meets weekly on Mondays at O’Hanlon Center to discuss their artistic process and to get feedback on their works in progress. Items on display will reflect the outgrowth of these creative conversations.

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Red”

 

O’Hanlon Center Gallery, March 2014

 

• Exhibition Dates: February 25 – March 20, 2014

 

• Artists Roundtable Discussion: Tuesday, March 4, 4 to 6 p.m.

 

• Reception: Tuesday, March 4, 6 to 8 p.m.

 

• Juror: Painter and Alchemist Toni Littlejohn

 

• Entry Fee: $30 for OHCA members, $35 for non-members, for up to three pieces.

 

• Become a new OHCA member at the time of delivery and get your entry fee waived! Call or visit www.ohanloncenter.org for more details.

 

What does “Red” mean to you and how do you optimize its vibrancy in your work? Does it mean guilt, sin, passion, or anger to you? Or does it represent sex, lust, passion, love, hope, happiness, and beauty? How about blood, danger, sacrifice, courage, valor, or loyalty? Honor, success, fortune, or wealth? Perhaps summer, heat, and warmth? What about Communism, Socialism, or just plain-old revolution? Any way you use it, we’d like to see it! Pieces should be predominately red in color.

 

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts emphasizes the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation. Please do not submit works that have previously been displayed at the O’Hanlon Center Gallery.

 

Media: Any media, including photography. Must be ready to hang or display. All works should be labeled with artist’s name, telephone, medium, size, and price, if for sale.

 

When you drop off your art please bring a resume or an artist statement if you have one. We will give you information about Gallery policies at the time of drop off. Gallery requirements are that insurance coverage is provided by the artist and that accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition. By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.

 

Dates for exhibition entries: Please hand-deliver (no slides or photos) up to three pieces of work to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, February 21, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, February 22, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, February 24 at 5 p.m.

 

Those works not accepted must be picked up Tuesday, March 4 between 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

 

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Thursday, March 20 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Friday, March 21, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.

 

 

February Artist Retreat: OHCA is once again offering a weeklong ARTIST RETREAT. This is a 5 day opportunity for artists to work independently but in the company of other dedicated artists. This is not a workshop, and there will be no instruction. What there will be is an opportunity for serious self-directed artists to work in a quiet atmosphere for a sustained period of time, working together but independently in the spirit of creativity.

 

The February Retreat will be held Monday, February 17, through Friday, February 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the OHCA Loft and outside areas.

 

The Retreat is open to anyone who agrees to some simple rules. There is to be no talking. Silence with talking quietly only is allowed outside during the hours of 9 – 5 and no music is allowed except with earphones. No visitors except after 5. Participants will be responsible for their own lunch and art supplies unless otherwise designated. Artists may leave their supplies and work set up during the week and will be required to clean up afterwards.

 

There is a limited amount of space available for this retreat. There is space for 7 Visual Artists and 2 Writers. Spaces are given to those who reserve first and with fees paid. If we find we have many more applicants than we have space, we may schedule another retreat.

 

Thursdays of each Retreat, after 5 p.m., there will be a pot luck dinner where everyone can socialize and share their work/process, etc. The price for one weeklong Artist Retreat is: $185; $150 OHCA members.

 

 

 

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received tax-deductible gifts from Brooke Passano, Bruce Kerns and Candis Cousins, Claire Russell, Ed Sattizahn, Eileen Worthley, Eve Pell, Forrest Merrill, Geraldine Beers, Jane Reed Veen, Joan Sadler, Joy Phoenix, Joyce Feeney, Julia Ross, Kathy Sloan and Mike Moser, Kris Gordon, Leslie Leslie, Margritha Fliegauf, Meredith Bruce, Miriam Licht, Robert Spaethling, Tip Hailey, Victoria Bour, and Warren Simmons.

 

Thank you too, to the Leonard and Sophie Davis/Dauray Family Fund for a $1000 grant toward our site restoration projects!

 

Other Great Ways to Give: Did you know that by shopping at Mollie Stone’s and Woodlands Market that you can contribute to OHCA? Yes, just register your loyalty cards for those stores and part of your receipt will get donated back to OHCA. Take a look at the Escrip website (Escrip.com) and enroll today!

 

Make your mark at O’Hanlon! Designate OHCA as a beneficiary in your estate planning. Contact the OHCA office for details.

 

Mention “7078” at Mill Valley Market’s register and 2% of your sales will be donated to OHCA!

 

 

 

We Salute New and Renewing Members Alexander Tribe, Angela Chen, Bernie Weiner, BJ Van Gelder, Bonnie Himberg, Brooke Passano, Candis Cousins, Donna Duguay, Emily Kuenstler, Eva Reale, Jackie Swoiskin, Jeremy Thornton, Joseph Hayes, Julia Ross, Katie Zwart, Kris Gordon, Linda Applewhite, Lisa Spendov, Lorraine Lawson, `Lyn Follett, Margaret Trimble, Mary Diamond, Melissa Parhm, Mike Tarnoff, NuNu Wright, Pam Will, Sonja Bakalyar, and Victoria Bour and David Marshall.

 

Member News: Congratulations to Elaine Nehm! She has had art pieces chosen for the ProArts Gallery show, “Inspire Artists Who Inspire You,” open now through February 21. Reception Feb. 7, 6-8 p.m. www.proartsgallery.org

 

Gary Yost has been working on a short documentary for the Nat’l Parks Conservancy and MMWD about the old Air Force Station ruins on top of Mt. Tam’s West Peak, made to inspire a fundraising campaign to clean up the mess the government left there.

 

After 14 months of work the film is done, and the project kickoff with a bash at 142 Throckmorton Theatre will be on Valentine’s Day Eve (Thursday February 13th). The film has a deep spiritual message and includes the Miwok perspective on the missing summit of Mt. Tam. Between the film and great music, the evening will be a fabulous time. This event is expected to sell out well before the 13th so be sure to pick up tickets relatively soon.

 

THE INVISIBLE PEAK Peter Coyote Hosts “A Valentine for Mt. Tamalpais” Film Premiere and Musical Celebration, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13th 7:00PM. 142 Throckmorton Theatre.

 

Artist Opportunities: OHCA Board Member Barry Toranto is looking for 2-3 current OHCA members/artists to show mixed media works with a “Water” theme at the Bank of Marin branch on Sunnyside Ave. in Mill Valley. Please send up to three JPG images for his consideration by Friday, February 21 at 5 p.m. Details are below:

 

Submit only emailed digital JPG images: Digital images are due to Barry Toranto barry@wigt.com by Friday, February 21 at 5 p.m.

 

Digital JPG files information: Please send high resolution images—no web images. No images larger than 2 MB will be accepted nor smaller than 1 MB. Please name JPG files with artist’s first initial, full last name, title of work, and dimensions. (File name example: a.ohanlon.untitled1.12×18.jpg) Emailed images should be included as attachment (not in the body of your email).

 

Please also include a separate PDF document with the information below. Please name your PDF file in a similar format as your images: with artist’s first initial, full last name, and the word “info”. (File name example: a.ohanlon.info.pdf)

 

ARTIST’S NAME

 

TITLE OF WORK #1:

 

MEDIUM

 

DIMENSIONS

 

 

 

ARTIST’S NAME

 

TITLE OF WORK #2:

 

MEDIUM

 

DIMENSIONS

 

 

 

ARTIST’S NAME

 

TITLE OF WORK #3:

 

MEDIUM

 

DIMENSIONS

 

 

 

Email images to: barry@wigt.com

 

Barry will review all digital entries and artists will be notified by Friday, March 7, 5 p.m. whether their pieces are accepted.

 

If artwork is accepted, pieces must be ready to display, with hanging wires in place. All accepted works must be labeled with artist’s name, telephone, email address, medium, size, and price, if for sale. The show will go up Monday, March 17.

 

 

 

The Mill Valley Arts Commission has announced that there is one vacancy on the Mill Valley Arts Commission. As active members of the Arts Community in Mill Valley you may be a prime applicant. Please note, applicants must live within the 94941 zip code area to be considered for service. Deadline for all applications is Friday, January 30, 2014 by 5pm. Applications should be submitted to: Kelsey Rogers, City Clerk – City Hall 26 Corte Madera, Mill Valley. Mill Valley Arts Commission, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Phone: 415-383-1370

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2013 IN REVIEW:

 

WE CONTINUED TO DEVELOP OHCA’s BOARD

 

1. Welcome, Nicholas Casagrande!

 

2. Michael Heacock stepped in as Board President in May.

 

 

 

WE CONTINUED TO BUILD OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

 

1. On September 15, 11 OHCA guests took a field trip to the Hess collection in Napa via a chartered Marin Airporter bus. We toured their world-class art collection, had a private wine tasting, and enjoyed lunch at the Oxbow Market on the Napa River.

 

2. We sold all of the Mort Wilson artworks OHCA had in storage; two Susi Martin paintings; and one unknown artist’s painting, all of which were previously earmarked for silent auctions!

 

3. Sharon Caplan Cohen donated 100% of the proceeds from her performance on Sept. 26, 2013 to OHCA.

 

4. On December 5, OHCA held an evening of dancing and dining, our “Winter Celebration.” Music was provided by the Bill Carey Quartet. We had a silent auction available at the Dec. 3 “Luminous Worlds: Art of the Spirit” gallery opening, and kept remaining items on display, as well as added new items, for the Dec. 5 event. We also had a live auction component to the Dec. 5 evening emceed by local radio host Renee Richardson which featured hand-made bird houses by Kris Gordon, Michael Heacock, Cary James, Peller Marion, Carolyn Planakis, Cayen Robertson, and Abby Wasserman. The event profited the Center over $7000!

 

5. OHCA member and volunteer Judy Geiger and Megan Wilkinson have been working on writing a letter of intent for a grant to digitize our slide collection. OHCA has an estimated 16,400 slides, about 100 of Ann’s paintings, and approximately 30 of Dick’s sculptures mixed with other sculptural pieces on site—all of which will be projects for this grant.

 

6. OHCA also has been a recipient of a $1000 grant from the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund toward “restoration efforts.” Member Mary D’Auray is associated with the fund, and Megan sent them all the application materials required for the grant.

 

 

 

WE CONTINUED WORK ON OHCA’s MASTER PLAN

 

1. Michael Heacock continued to chair the Master Plan Cte.

 

2. The Cte. is prepping a booklet that will incorporate existing images and future plans for the site and will include descriptions of our spaces as well as the intangible needs for creative programs.

 

3. Geotech engineers have completed their soil testings and have sent us their reports. The structural engineer for the deck and retaining wall project will base his reports on their findings.

 

4. Michael Heacock met with Rye Jorgenson, structural engineer, regarding the deck project, and with Dan Martin, from the City of Mill Valley, about ADA improvements.

 

5. In preparation for the deck project, we closed the deck to the public and moved the mock orange plant to an area closer to the Gallery.

 

6. Gabriel Magana and crew also removed the carport roof.

 

 

 

WE ALSO ADDRESSED GENERAL FACILITIES ISSUES

 

1. There have two new security cameras set up in the Gallery. These were mounted in response to having our donation vitrine robbed in 2012.

 

2. We have renewed all fire extinguishers on site.

 

3. Our copper mailbox was damaged/ vandalized but was fixed by Gabriel Magana

 

4. Megan met with the fire marshal for Mill Valley to discuss fire risk-reduction clearing on site.

 

5. Arborist David Rivera of the Pacific Tree Slope Co. trimmed trees away from OHCA’s buildings per the fire marshal’s request.

 

6. Kris Gordon carved two wooden signs indicating the way to the Loka residence for fire safety as well. These were installed by volunteer Jim Vogel.

 

7. Gabriel Magana and crew did a massive site clean up and also cut more low-level vegetation also for fire safety. Their work completely filled two debris boxes from Mill Valley Refuse.

 

8. Gabriel Magana moved the donated boxwoods in planters from Lyn Follett’s home in Sausalito to OHCA on Oct. 8.

 

9. Laoufi Kala painting company repainted the exterior of the Gallery in October.

 

10. Barry Toranto and Megan oversaw the Gallery’s safe bee removal. We recovered 60 pounds of honey and the bees are not relocated to a hive in Novato.

 

11. Bob Breen installed an ADA bar in the Gallery bathroom.

 

12. Barry Toranto worked with a contractor to repair some of the Gallery’s siding, Loka’s deck, and Koya’s roof.

 

13. Volunteer and member Jim Vogel fixed the plexiglass siding on the Gallery’s exterior storage closet.

 

14. And, most recently, `Lyn Follett donated a lot of her art supplies as well as one folding table for use at OHCA, as she moved out of her studio.

 

 

 

WE CONTINUED TO BUILD COMMUNITY

 

1. In March, OHCA hosted a Mobian donor thank you event to toast the return of one of Dick O’Hanlon’s fine sculptures and to celebrate those who contributed to making it happen.

 

2. Our Solstice Party was June 20. Abby Wasserman organized the music by the Matt Lax band, an art activity, slideshow, and food for the event.

 

 

WE CARED FOR OUR COLLECTIONS AND LIBRARY

 

1. OHCA repaired of Dick O’Hanlon’s granite sculptures that sits between the Gallery and Loft.

 

2. Dour Muir donated several books on writing. Abby organized them and created a registry system. The Vimala Sangha will also be creating a lending library of Zen-inspired books.

 

3. Megan took OHCA’s old records to Mill Valley Music.

 

4. Joan Sadler converted a video of Sight and Insight from the 1990s to a digital DVD.

 

5. A photographic image of Ann and Dick O’Hanlon was scanned by Mill Valley author Joyce Kliner for use in her upcoming book on important figures in Mill Valley’s past. Genevieve Barnhart was the photographer of the picture.

 

6. William Underhill, the artist of the ceramic sculpture on the path between the Loft and Gallery, visited OHCA on Sept. 20, 2013 from upstate NY. He was a student of Dick’s and also Peter Voulkos. He may return to give a lecture on Dick next time he is in town.

 

 

 

WE ENHANCED OUR PROGRAMS

 

1. The Write On, Mamas! have been holding their monthly meetings at the Center.

 

2. Barry Toranto donated an exposure tray and installed it in the lower Loft. This can be used toward making cyanotypes.

 

1. We had our second week-long silent artist retreat Jan. 21-25 of last year, and our July 22-26 art retreat sold out, so we scheduled a second art retreat for July 15-19. We will be having another January retreat here this year, and one again in February.

 

2. Margery Kreitman did a reading of a new work in progress “The Boot” on Saturday, May 18.

 

3. Douglas Struble, an art teacher at Greenwood School, began facilitating our etcTea program, the last Sunday of each month from 2:30-5:30.

 

4. Writers’ Night Out in May earned about $100 in donations.

 

5. Photo Forum’s Slideshow on July 9 had about 45-50 attendees.

 

6. Tomoko Lipp (a relative of Ruth Asawa) taught a recycled paper rose project at OHCA in August.

 

7. Blair Campbell and Megan Wilkinson planned our third annual “Local Women Writers” series for August and had some great speakers lined up. Tiffany Shlain, Jasmin Darznik, Peg Alford Pursell, `Lyn Follett, Jessica O’Dwyer, Eve Pell, Abby Wasserman, Peller Marion, Molly Giles, Doris Ober, Susan Trott, Holly Payne, Karen Benke, and Ruth Gendler as well as four members of the Write On Mamas!: Dorothy O’Donnell, Janine Kovac, Laurel Hilton, and Marianne Lonsdale.

 

8. Karen Kukula began teaching SoulCollage® this past year.

 

9. Margery Kreitman and friends did another performance this past August called “Summer Shorts.”

 

 

 

WE DEVELOPED OUR PARTNERSHIPS and COMMUNITY OUTREACH

 

1. Megan worked with the Artship Ensemble to put on the June 21 performance piece called “The Longest Day”

 

2. Megan also worked with the Porchlight Theatre Company to bring four productions of “Love Letters” to OHCA

 

3. Megan worked with SCRAP in San Francisco to develop a two-day workshop with Sas Colby this past September.

 

4. Megan has been meeting with the CA Film Inst to talk about partnering on screen writing classes, and having OHCA be one of their event venues.

 

 

 

WE INCREASED OUR VISIBILITY

 

1. The OHCA banner flew over East Blithedale Feb. 11-15, 2013.

 

2. We used Facebook more to promote our gallery shows and programs.

 

3. Our “Yelp” page has been getting a lot of views, and we have a few really good comments posted.

 

4. Member Willow Older authored and Megan edited an article for the Mill Valley Patch tying the return of Mobian to the Marin Open Studios events. It was published on April 24.

 

5. Megan continued to volunteer with the City of Mill Valley in regards to finalizing the Arts component of their 40 year plan. Much of what was suggested has been adopted into the final version of the plan.

 

6. OHCA gave a $25 award to an artist in the Fine Arts component of the Marin County Fair.

 

7. Abby Wasserman wrote an article, “Artists in the Canyon” that was published in May in the Mill Valley Historical Society Review journal. Abby’s article highlights Dick and Ann O’Hanlon’s pivotal roles as part of an artist group that formed in the 1940s and remained active until the 1980s in Cascade Canyon.

 

8. Marin IJ made an announcement of OHCA’s Wabi Sabi show and Ruth Gendler’s June Loft exhibits.

 

9. Our Roundtable Discussion was posted 8/6 in the Marin IJ “Things to Do and See” column

 

10. August’s Local Women Writers Series was included in the 8/8, 8/13, and 8/15 in the Marin IJ “Lectures and Literary Scenes” and the 8/15 edition included a photo of our featured reader Tiffany Shlain.

 

11. Tiffany Shlain’s reading was also in SF Chronicle on 8/15: “Bay Area Visual Arts Picks”

 

12. Margery Kreitman’s August performance with photo was in Marin IJ “Things to Do and See”

 

13. OHCA had a presence again this past year at the Mill Valley Fall Arts Fest (Sept. 21 and 22). Half of the first day was rained out, but the second day saw a lot of crowds. Judy Geiger made some lovely OHCA signs for the table.

 

14. Abby Wasserman was part of a film by Rob Nilsson called COLLAPSE that premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival this past October. Part of the movie was filmed at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts (plus Abby’s art assemblages can be seen on the wall in one scene).

 

 

 

WE FOCUSED ON OUR GALLERY SHOWS

 

1. Seven of our monthly Gallery shows earned more than $1000 in entry fees:  They were: the Bay Area Women 8/13 (juried by Donna Seager/Suzanne Gray); BOLD 2/13 (Robert Green); Myths of your Life 4/13 (Stacy Hassen); Unfamiliar Landscapes 10/13 (Foad Satterfield); Luminous Worlds: Art of Spirit show 12/13 (Cindy Pavlinac); OHCA Members show 1/13; and Darkness and Light 3/13 (Archana Horsting).

 

2. The Mill Valley Art Commission approved an OHCA show of “Teachers and Students” work in the Mill Valley Community Center this January (it’s up through the end of the month).

 

3. Three of the six artists in the Marin Open Studios show in May participated in both weekends of the MOS—May 4, 5 and 11, 12.

 

4. Artists who sold works through the O’Hanlon and Loft Galleries include: Barry Toranto, Jinn Faurve, Cayen Robertson, Katie Haas, Mary Coman, Sharon Caplan Cohen, Willow Older, Peter Hewitt, Zoe Borkowski, Gail Robertson, and Miriam Ellingson.

 

5. Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray agreed to jury our “Bay Area Women Artists” show again last August. We moved to digital entry system for the show, which was a success both in terms of number of entries as well as ease of handling all of the entries for our jurors.

 

6. The upstairs exhibit area of the Loft was patched, sanded, and painted by volunteers Zeva Longley and Jim Fisher prior to the Sept. 3 opening.

 

7. A Board member of Illuminate the Arts juried our November show, “Big and Small.” Illuminate the Arts is a sponsor for the Bay Lights project.

 

8. Abby Wasserman, Kris Gordon, Elaine Nehm, Joan Sadler, and Dick Brown all took turns in facilitating the Roundtable Discussion.

 

9. We shifted the drop off times for new shows in response to feedback that artists would like more time between getting notified they are in the show and the opening. We began implementing the change in December and will be using it in 2014.

 

 

 

…AND WE INCREASED MEMBERSHIP

 

We had 53 new members join in 2013 (for a total of 204 current members):

 

1. Alexander Tribe

 

2. Alexandra Bailliere

 

3. Alexandra Louie (Sasha)

 

4. Anna Brunton

 

5. Barbara Summers

 

6. Bryony Zeilger

 

7. Cara Devries

 

8. Carolyn Wheeler

 

9. Chantal Starr

 

10. Chris Hurwitz

 

11. Chris Motley

 

12. Christina Gage

 

13. Christine Francisco

 

14. Deborah Sullivan

 

15. Debra Shapiro

 

16. Derek Bacchus

 

17. Elizabeth Addison

 

18. Elizabeth Marshall

 

19. Eva Reale

 

20. Hillary Sheehan

 

21. Jackie Swoiskin

 

22. James Vogel

 

23. Jean Marie Murphy

 

24. Jennifer Kelley

 

25. Joeann Edmonds

 

26. John Garber

 

27. Joseph Hayes 28. Judy Donovan

 

29. Katie Zwart

 

30. Linda Applewhite

 

31. Lisa Spendov

 

32. Lori Margulies

 

33. Lorraine Lawson

 

34. Louise Maloof

 

35. M C Carolyn

 

36. Mary Diamond

 

37. Melissa Parhm

 

38. Monica Lee

 

39. Nicholas Casagrande

 

40. Nuala Creed

 

41. NuNu Wright

 

42. R. Dean Nyberg

 

43. Rachel Gaunt

 

44. Rayanne Bernede

 

45. Rayne Madison

 

46. Robert Mowry

 

47. Scott Adams

 

48. Shannon Schmidt

 

49. Sheri Armor

 

50. Sherreme Gurtler

 

51. Sonja Bakalyar

 

52. Write On, Mamas!

 

53. Zeva Longley

 

 

 

Other big members’ news this past year: Emily Wong was badly injured on Aug. 3 when she fell off her bicycle. She is doing much, much better and has recovered by leaps and bounds. She even attended ATCs last week for the first time since the incident.

 

OHCA Board member Blair Campbell had an article in the September edition of Marin Magazine entitled “Slow Medicine: Learning to Listen to the Voice of Patients and Families.” Blair interviewed Mill Valley author Katy Butler for the article and outlined the history of changing perspectives regarding this issue.

 

Kristin Jakob was honored with a Milley Award, the Mill Valley Creative Achievement Award that applauds achievements in the arts professions and their contributions to the creative life of the Mill Valley community, for her exquisite botanical illustrations. The ceremony was Sunday, October 20.

 

We accomplished all this with an active volunteer Board of seven: Michael Heacock, President, Abby Wasserman, VP, Gail Robertson, Treasurer, Scott Adams, Secretary, Blair Campbell, Nicholas Casagrande, Barry Toranto; an Advisory Council of nine: Alice Corning, Heidi Ducker, Hugh Olgivie, Peller Marion, Stephanie Moulton-Peters, Susan Reid, Ed Sattizahn, Donna Seager, and Michael Tarnoff; and one Executive Director, Megan Wilkinson.

 

We also rely on contractors Jeremy Thornton (Graphic Design, Website, Gallery Installation); Andya Reuterdahl (bookkeeper); Brett Hopper, Jimmy Ferroni, and Emily Wong (Gallery Installations); all of our many Program Facilitators, as well as over 40 volunteers: Anabelle Wasserman, Bob Breen, Brett Hopper, Brooke Passano, Carol Baum, Carolyn Planakis, Cayen Robertson, Denise Webster, Dick Brown, Eileen Worthley, Elaine James, Elaine Nehm, Eldon Beck, Else Tomayo, Emily Kuenstler, Emily Wong, Esther Munger, Jeremy Thornton, Jim Fisher, Jim Vogel, Joan Sadler, Judy Geiger, Kate Dumont, Kathryn Davison, Kris Gordon, Linda Wong, Melinda DiSessa, Mike Tarnoff, Mima Cataldo, Pam Will, Pat Dafoe, Peter Xiques, Phyllis Pansegrau, Richard Head, Sandy Tresan, Sharon Caplan Cohen, Stan Gibbs, Virginia Stella, Zeva Longley, and Zoe Harris.

 

We would especially like to thank Judy Geiger, Elaine James, Elaine Nehm, Carol Baum, Melinda DiSessa, Joan Sadler, and Cayen Roberton for their extraordinary volunteer efforts this past year. Your commitment and service to O’Hanlon Center is truly a gift.

 

Thank you, everyone and here’s to a productive 2014!

 

The mission of the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley is to provide programs, studio space, exhibitions and experiences that honor individual creativity, develop artistic practice, and build community.

 

 

 

 

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Message from Michael Heacock, Board President:  Thank you to everyone who came to our “Winter Celebration” fundraising event.  We had so much fun! Thank you for your warm spirit and generosity! We are extremely grateful to have so many wonderful people, businesses, artists, and organizations that gave items to our live and silent auctions (Please see below for a complete listing).

 

Also, we would like to ask you, our members, to send us via email your most inspirational and compelling O’Hanlon Center story.  We want to hear from you!

 

Additionally, we would like to announce that the 2014 Annual OHCA Members’ meeting will be held Wednesday, January 15 from 3 to 5 p.m.  Please join us for a recap of our accomplishments from 2013 and hear about what our goals are for 2014. 

 

We thank our many generous event Donors:  142 Throckmorton Theatre, Abby Wasserman, Anabelle Wasserman, Apple Computer, Asian Art Museum, Barry Toranto, Beads of Marin, Karen Benke, Beth’s Community Kitchen, California Film Institute, Carolyn Planakis, Cary James, Cayen Robertson, Chester Arnold, City Arts and Lectures, Commonwealth Club of CA, Del Monte Meat Co., Elaine James, Elite Island Resorts, Fine Arts Museums of SF, Gail Robertson, Haejin Chun, Harry Cohen, Heath Ceramics, InBev, Jerry Moore, Jessica O’Dwyer, Joyce Maynard, Judi Rees, Judy Geiger, Karen Cox, Kitty Charm School, Kris Gordon, Lando Store, Lotus Chaat and Spice House San Rafael, Marin Civic Center Cultural Events, Marin Symphony, Marin Theatre Company, Melinda Di Sessa, Mill Valley Inn, Millicent Tompkins, MilVali Salon, Nicholas Casagrande, OHCA Artists, Once Around Art Supplies, Peller Marion, Peninsula Open Trust, Perry’s Art Supplies, PugWine, Renee Richardson, Richard Gelernter, Riley Sreet Art supplies, Ronin Axelson, Sarah Oliver Handbags, Savoir Faire Art Supplies, Scott Adams, Sienna Rose, SenSpa, Spot Pet Care, Steve Bajor and PRO Events, Sweetwater Music Hall, Tea Fountain, Tom Robertson, Vimala Sangha, Golden State Warriors, Whole Foods on Miller Ave., WIGT Printing, and Zoe Harris.

 

A special thank you to board member, Gail Robertson, who gave so much time and energy to the event! Home run, Gail!

 

Thanks too, to Nicholas Casagrande for bringing us Renee Richardson as our charismatic auctioneer! If that radio thing doesn’t work out, I think Renee definitely has a future as an auctioneer.

 

Our gratitude goes out to our Winter Celebration Volunteers as well: Scott Adams, Carol Baum, Pat Dafoe, Judy Geiger, Zoe Harris, Elaine Nehm, Cayen Robertson, Gail Robertson, Barry Toranto, Anabelle Wasserman, Denise Webster, and Eileen Worthley.

 

We are so sorry if you missed the event…but there is still time to support O’Hanlon!  Soon you will be receiving a letter and return envelope for end-of-year donations.  Remember, because we are a non-profit, 100% of any gift you make is a tax write-off for you. 

 

We are moving forward with our deck replacement project! Engineering has begun, soon to be followed by permits, demolition, and reconstruction. Please speak with a Board member or Megan Wilkinson or today about donation and recognition opportunities. Your name, or that of a loved one, could be permanently installed at O’Hanlon!

 

Another opportunity to donate is with AmazonSmile.   Are you going online to do your Holiday shopping?  Designate O’Hanlon Center for the Arts as the non profit you’d like to support and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to OHCA!

 

What is AmazonSmile?  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support O’Hanlon Center every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to OHCA.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?  Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?  Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping onAmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select “O’Hanlon Center for the Arts” to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.
We thank you in advance!

 

Gallery News and Schedule for 2014:

In response to comments from our artists about the turnaround time between being notified that they were in a show and the opening events, starting in 2014 we will shift the schedule ahead by one week.  We have also outlined the Gallery shows for next year.  Please mark your calendars with the following dates.  All of this is posted on the OHCA website as well, on our Call for Entries tab:

 

Show: OHCA Members’ Show

Duration of Show: Dec. 31- January 23

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Dec.27

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Dec. 28

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: January 7        

 

Show: Deborah Sullivan: Real and Imagined

Duration of Show: January 28 – February 20

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): No intake: Solo Artist Show

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): No intake: Solo Artist Show

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: February 4

 

Show: Red show juried by Toni Littlejohn

Duration of Show: Feb. 25 – March 20

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Feb. 21

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Feb. 22

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: March 4

 

Show: Watercolor: Outside the Lines juried show

Duration of Show: March 25-April 24

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): March 21

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): March 22

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: April 1

 

Show: Marin Open Studios Show

Duration of Show: April 29 – May 22

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): No intake

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): No intake

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: May 6

 

Show: 11th Annual Wabi-Sabi juried show

 Duration of Show: May 27 – June 19

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): May 23

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): May 24

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: June 3

 

Show:  (Title TBD). Theme: Water as Materials or Subject juried show

Duration of Show: June 24-July 24

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): June 20

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): June 21

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: July 1

 

Show: Bay Area Women Artists juried show

Duration of Show: July 29 – August 21

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): July 25

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): July 26

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: August 5

 

Show: Photography Show: Light juried show

Duration of Show: August 26-Sept 25

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Aug. 22

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Aug. 23

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: September 2

 

Show: TBA

Duration of Show: Sept 30–October 23

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Sept. 26

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Sept. 27

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: October 7

 

Show: Food juried show

Duration of Show: October 28-Nov.20

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Oct. 24

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Oct. 25

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: November 4

 

Show: Art of the Spirit juried show

Duration of Show: November 25-Dec 18

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Nov. 21

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Nov. 22

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: December 2

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

“ANNUAL MEMBERS’ SHOW”

O’Hanlon Gallery & Loft Gallery, January 2014

 

  • ·       Exhibit Dates: Dec. 31, 2013-January 23, 2014
  • ·       Artists Roundtable Discussion:  Tuesday, January 7, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • ·       Reception: Tuesday, January 7, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • ·       Entry Fee: $30 for current OHCA members
  • ·       Become a new OHCA member at the time of delivery and get your entry fee waived!  Call or visit www.ohanloncenter.org for more details. 

Media: Please enter your best small-to-midsized pieces.  Any media including photography or video.  Must be ready to display, film entries must include projection or playing equipment.  All works should be labeled with artist’s name, phone, medium, size, and price, if for sale.

Depending on the number of member entries, we will do our best to see that at least one of everyone’s artworks is displayed.  Please include biographical information and your email address if you have one. When you drop off your art, we will give you information about Gallery policies. 

Eligibility: Open to all current OHCA members.

 

Dates for exhibition entries: Please hand-deliver (no slides or photos) up to three pieces of work to OHCA on Friday, December 27, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, December 28, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Gallery Requirements are that insurance coverage is provided by the Artist and that accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition. Artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Thursday, January 23 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Friday, January 24, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.

 

For more info: contact Megan Wilkinson at 415/388-4331 megan@ohanloncenter.org 

 

January and February Artist Retreats: OHCA is once again offering a weeklong ARTIST RETREAT. This is a 5 day opportunity for artists to work independently but in the company of other dedicated artists.  This is not a workshop, and there will be no instruction. What there will be is an opportunity for serious self-directed artists to work in a quiet atmosphere for a sustained period of time, working together but independently in the spirit of creativity.

 

The first Retreat will be held Monday, January 20, through Friday, January 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the OHCA Loft and outside areas.

 

The second Retreat will be held Monday, February 17, through Friday, February 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the OHCA Loft and outside areas.

 

The Retreat is open to anyone who agrees to some simple rules.  There is to be no talking.   Silence with talking quietly only is allowed outside during the hours of 9 – 5 and no music is allowed except with earphones.   No visitors except after 5. Participants will be responsible for their own lunch and art supplies unless otherwise designated. Artists may leave their supplies and work set up during the week and will be required to clean up afterwards.

 

There is a limited amount of space available for this retreat.  There is space for 7 Visual Artists and 2 Writers. Spaces are given to those who reserve first and with fees paid.  If we find we have many more applicants than we have space, we may schedule another retreat. 

 

Thursdays of each Retreat, after 5 p.m., there will be a pot luck dinner where everyone can socialize and share their work/process, etc.  The price for one weeklong Artist Retreat is: $185; $150 OHCA members.

 

More thanks to Volunteers, and Requests for Volunteer Help:  Thank you to Kris Gordon for carving two wooden “Residence” signs, with arrows indicating the way to Loka.  The Mill Valley Fire Marshall recommended we install these in case of emergency.  Thank you also to Jim Vogel, who hung those two signs, as well as the two signs by the front door of the Gallery. 

 

Thanks go to Dick Brown and Elaine Nehm as well, for facilitating OHCA’s Roundtable Discussions recently, and to Peter Xiques for overseeing intake for our Gallery shows the past few months. We’re so fortunate to have handy and active volunteers involved with the Center! 

 

Koya:  The old ceramics studio has a new roof, thanks to Barry Toranto!  OHCA members and supporters Dick and Nancy have also volunteered to remediate the safety issues in the building in the effort to jump-start our ceramics program again.  They need your help though!  Are you good at demolition or construction?  Give the office a call– we could really use your expertise!  415-388-4331.

 

Marin Open Studios, 2014: OHCA is looking for a volunteer to manage next year’s MOS at OHCA.  Contact OHCA’s office if you are interested: office@ohanloncenter.org  or 388-4331. 

 

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received tax-deductible gifts from Genevieve Barnhart, Nicholas Casagrande and Janet Wong, Miriam Ellingson, E. Jeane Gilliam, Forrest Merrill, Mill Valley Market, Brooke Passano, Carolyn Planakis, Cathy Shine, Eva Shoshany and Barry Toranto, and Ruth Merz Tobler.

 

Other Great Ways to Give  Did you know that by shopping at Mollie Stone’s and Woodlands Market that you can contribute to OHCA?  Yes, just register your loyalty cards for those stores and part of your receipt will get donated back to OHCA. Take a look at the Escrip website (Escrip.com) and enroll today!

Make your mark at O’Hanlon! Designate OHCA as a beneficiary in your estate planning.  Contact the OHCA office for details.

Mention “7078” at Mill Valley Market’s register and 2% of your sales will be donated to OHCA!

 

We Salute New and Renewing Members

Elizabeth Addison, Sheri Armor, Carol Baum, Judy Donovan, `Lyn Follett, Christina Gage, Rachel Gaunt, Nancy Head, Kristin Jakob, Lorraine Lawson, Edward Marson, Melissa Parhm, Brooke Passano, Cathy Shine, Jackie Swoiskin, BJ Van Gelder, and Carolyn Wheeler. 

The mission of the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley is to provide programs, studio space, exhibitions and experiences that honor individual creativity, develop artistic practice, and build community.

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